Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
DEPTH (B./K./L./W. 403)
Wood engraving and woodcut printed in colors, 1955, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on tissue-thin Japan paper, framed
image: 320 by 230 mm 12⅝ by 9 in
sheet: 425 by 309 mm 16 ¾ by 12 ⅛ in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition except the sheet is backed with Japan, stabilizing several thinned spots along the left sheet edge, small losses in the corners and two horizontal cuts in the upper and lower margins. Pale mat-stain and some spots of very pale discoloration in the margins.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.